Shepherd's Bush Library Celebrates Catch 22

Open reading on 50th anniversary of Joseph Heller's classic novel


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Shepherd's Bush Library is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Joseph Heller's Catch 22 with an open reading group on Sunday December 11 from 11.30am till 12.30pm.

Explosive, subversive, wild and funny, 50 years on the novel's strength is undiminished. Reading Joseph Heller's classic satire is nothing less than a rite of passage.

Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron off the coast of Italy, Catch-22 is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never even met keep trying to kill him.

Joseph Heller's bestselling novel is a hilarious and tragic satire on military madness, and the tale of one mans efforts to survive it. 

Come and share your views and favourite passages in this informal group. Copies of the book are available for loan.

Places are limited so booking is essential.  Contact Shepherds Bush Library by telephone on 020 8753 3842 or by emai at